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Old 14 January 2022, 15:00   #1
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RIB-IT Ribs aluminum hulled ribs

Just came across what I believe is a fairly new company in the RIB segment. Website is https://ribitboats.com/ Does anyone have experience, thoughts on this company. Hulls are fully welded aluminum with 3mm thickness for the smaller ribs and 4mm thickness on the 420 (which is what I am looking for). Hypalon. Super light. Not sure if that is good or bad. Price is very good. Anyway, I am pretty much a novice here, so appreciate any guidance.

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Old 17 January 2022, 15:38   #2
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Has no one ever heard of them? Wonder if 4mm enough aluminum?
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Old 19 January 2022, 18:03   #3
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Highfield use 4mm so the thickness should be ok, don't know anything about the boats though.
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I like the look. Need to see some reviews and how they handle after a couple of years.
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Old 19 January 2022, 23:03   #5
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Pretty soft warranty - see below. Some photo look like highfields, some look like Grands and other are renders.

If it is determined by RIB-IT the buoyancy tube or seams are defective in material or workmanship only (excluding color) during years 2 through 5 of ownership, a boat hull/replacement buoyancy tube will be offered at the following discount from current manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the model:


50% discount in year 2

40% discount in year 3

30% discount in year 4

20% discount in year 5
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Old 21 January 2022, 16:18   #6
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Thanks for the input. I questioned Rib-It on the warranties. They responded that their insurance would not allow longer warranties.
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